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PE and Sports Grant Strategy – 2020/21

For the financial year 2020/21, the school will receive a £21614 grant. Due to the school closure during the summer term due to COVID-19 there is a carry over of £8996.00 from Summer term 2020, therefore for this academic school year the total is £30610. This is to support the provision of PE for children attending Sherwell Valley Primary School.  We have used this funding to support the priorities identified in our most recent PE and Sports Grant Strategy which were:

  1. To support children in accessing a wider range of sports and clubs in and after school (particularly in Key Stage 1)
  2. To create opportunities for staff to work alongside high-quality professional sports coaches modelling best practice that staff are able to replicate in their own PE sessions
  3. To develop what is offered to children in playtimes so that there is the opportunity for children to participate in high-quality physical activities during these times
  4. To support staff in helping children attend outside of school events (festivals, competitive events) etc.                                                     How will the funding be spent in 2020/21?

Due to the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, we have decided that the PE and Sports grant, including any carry over funding, will be used in the following ways:

What we are doing


How much


Which priority does this meet?

Holiday Club Sports Provision

Achieve 4 All holiday provisions provided for key workers and our most vulnerable pupils in order to keep them active during the holidays.



Increased level of Mealtime Assistants

We have increased the level of mealtime assistants on each playground in order to facilitate safe active sport at lunchtimes.



Lunchtime Playleaders

Lunchtime Playleaders employed to support children, develop and organise games at lunch time (including ensuring equipment is available and safe to use), particularly in supporting those who do not otherwise participate in sport clubs in school.



PE and Playground Resources

Additional resources to ensure children have access to a variety of games and activities during lunch and break times.



Additional Equipment for Playground

Contribution to the refurbishment of the KS1 playground in order to encourage children to be active at playtimes and lunchtimes.



Professional Development Sessions for Staff Members

Specialist Teachers have been brought into school to enable children to enjoy activities run by these specialists as well as these teacher’s gaining experience in delivering PE sessions on these topics.



Partnership arrangement and access to sporting opportunities

This is an agreement with Torquay Boys’ Grammar School where they offer children at Sherwell Valley access to a variety of sporting sessions and coaches on their school site and they provide volunteers to deliver some lunch time games for children in KS1.


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To enable children to attend local, regional and national events either competing against or working with other schools.




Partnership with T14 & other external providers.

To support children in accessing a wider range of sports and clubs in and after school (particularly in Key Stage 1), including lunchtimes.








PE/Sports Grant (Including Carry Over)




Contribution from the main school budget



How do we expect this to impact on children in School? 

The additional after school clubs, run by specialist sports providers will  give the opportunity for up to 20 children to attend each club every half term giving them access to the additional multi-skills and sporting opportunities offered.  We will continue to work with the organisations running the clubs for us to ensure that the children who attend are offered the opportunity to continue their experience outside of school to further their sporting participation.

The role of the Playleader at lunchtimes in both Key Stage 1 and 2 playgrounds and the increase in mealtime assistants will continue to support children in accessing a wide range of physical activities, games and equipment throughout the lunch period. They have focused on involving those who are currently less active in games and activities.   The Playleaders have purchased additional resources which has enabled them to play a wider array of games safely in the same amount of space.  With the PE and Sport Grant we have also invested towards the refurbishment of our KS1 playground to encourage children to be active at both playtime and lunchtime.

We will continue to support Teachers in enabling children from across Key Stage 2 particularly to attend sports competitions, tournaments and festivals, initially virtually but eventually physically. These opportunities will require an additional level of staffing and cover for teaching staff while they are accompanying children but allow the children to experience these events and gain a lifelong love of physical activity. 

How has this funding supported sustainable improvements in sport and PE in the school?

The purchasing of equipment for the Key Stage 2 playground will ensure that in the future children will have safe and designated space to participate in their choice of activities. The development of both playgrounds is something that we would like to continue in the future to encourage more children during break times to be physically active.

The other resources and training being provided for staff will also ensure that the benefits of that training are available to children within the school and beyond for the longer term.  The IT based solution mentioned should ensure all staff are comfortable delivering high, quality effective PE lessons particularly supporting those teachers who are not as confident as they could be in delivering these

Swimming and Water Safety Attainment

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the pupils of Sherwell Valley have been unable to attend swimming lessons so we have no current data. We have provisional plans in place to ensure the current year 6 cohort leave our school able to swim at least 25m. There is a robust catch up program planned for the academic year 2021/2022 .